Our experienced solicitors provide support and advice to values-driven businesses on all aspects of saving, buying and producing energy.

We work with values-driven businesses within the social-business sector to help them understand and navigate the often complex issues involved in saving, buying and producing energy.  We work to support social businesses who are generators or suppliers of community energy, looking to improve SAP ratings of stock, replacing communal-energy systems or requiring Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) arrangements to save energy.

We regularly work with social businesses to develop asset-management strategies such as installing external or internal wall insulations, to reduce fuel poverty and improve living conditions for tenants. We know that living in cold conditions can have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of tenants and can affect their education and work outcomes.

We can support social businesses with community-energy installations such as rooftop solar panels, biomass boilers and district heating systems. The recent reduction in the Feed in Tariff (FiT) saw a decrease in the number of rooftop solar installations, however they are no longer reliant on FiT subsidy and are making a return. The issues with funders are still prevalent but are surmountable.

The changes in energy marketing have made producing your own energy and selling on any excess a realistic and exciting prospect for both high- and lower-energy use businesses. We can guide social enterprises through this process and can also advise on the different funding models for retrofitting schemes to save energy.

We regularly work with values-driven businesses with the social-business sector to develop asset-management strategies such as installing external or internal wall insulations, to reduce fuel poverty and improve living conditions for tenants.

Funding energy improvements to non-tenanted assets, through savings from utility bills, can be a complex but ultimately rewarding way of investing in communal or commercial assets.

Our experienced solicitors have many years of experience working with commercial businesses to manage the risk areas in these EPC arrangements including the extent to which savings are guaranteed, re-basing energy costs when changes happen in your organisation and looking at defects and response times if energy-saving equipment turns out to be faulty.

Our understanding of the different funding regimes for energy-saving works such as CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme), ECO 1 and 2, renewable heat-incentive payments and funding through ERDF, make us well placed to advise commercial businesses on energy saving.

Our saving, buying and producing energy service

At Anthony Collins Solicitors our experienced energy team regularly work with values-driven businesses to advise on all aspects of saving, buying and producing energy, including:

  • Supporting organisations looking to improve SAP ratings of their stock. 
  • Advising on replacing communal energy systems, such as large-scale rooftop energy installations to biomass boilers and district heating systems.
  • Advising on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) arrangements to save energy.
  • Supporting organisations to improve the living conditions of tenants.
  • Advising social business organisations on Developing asset management strategies
  • Supporting and advising on producing and selling energy.

The opportunities to produce green energy, sell energy or save energy through retrofitting to lift tenants out of fuel poverty have never been greater.  We are committed to this agenda, and this helps us to understand your overall objectives and drive projects through with you on this basis.

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